Shrewsbury was incorporated in 1727.

Shrewsbury is approximately 21.6 square miles and as of 2010, had a population of 35,608.

It is part of Worcester County and its form of government is Town Meeting, with elected members. Shrewsbury’s administration is comprised of a Town Manager and Board of Selectmen.

Between Shrewsbury and neighboring Worcester is Lake Quinsigamond, which once was a popular resort destination. It still serves as a center of boating activity for many. Shrewsbury’s past includes success in the leather and sawmill industries; now, it is starting to become home to an increasing number of retail and bio-technology companies.

Visit Shrewsbury’s town government website here.

Visit the website for Shrewsbury public schools here.
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McGovern meets with Shrewsbury seniors

July 1st, 2014

U.S. Representative James McGovern talks with Shrewsbury seniors as a part of the Seniors in Session program.
Photo/Gregory Arnold

Shrewsbury – U.S. Representative James McGovern, 2nd district, met with local seniors June 30 at the Shrewsbury Senior Center.

The open forum format allowed for the seniors present to talk with the congressman about the issues that matter most to them.

Shrewsbury garage fire displaces four

July 1st, 2014

SH fire 7.1.14 fire

Shrewsbury – Four people have been displaced, and two firefighters suffered minor injuries, after an early morning garage fire that officials say was started by the disposal of smoking materials near bags of mulch.

George R. Harris, 80, of Shrewsbury

July 1st, 2014

Obit George R. Harris

Shrewsbury – George R. “Bob” Harris, 80, of Shrewsbury, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 28, 2014 after being stricken at home. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years Lorraine (Potvin) Harris, and their children, Mark Harris and his wife Nancy of Shrewsbury, Debora MacLean and her husband Brian of Abington, and Chris Harris [...]

SHS Alumna still performing ‘outstanding’ deeds via research in India

June 30th, 2014


Shrewsbury – Last year, as a senior at Shrewsbury High School, Jen Tylock earned academic and athletic awards, and was honored as one of Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services’ “Outstanding Youth of Shrewsbury.” She also won several scholarships, including one from the Jewish Guild for the Blind, which required meeting criteria such as academic excellence, community involvement and legal blindness.

Youth church group helps repair hurricane-damaged homes

June 30th, 2014

The group from Shrewsbury that traveled to Atlantic City, N.J., to work on homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – On June 22, immediately after morning worship, First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury’s Youth Mission Group headed out with 34 youth and adults to work in Atlantic City, N.J., to help repair homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy. On the work site, they repaired homes that were hit with a storm surge of 2 to 10 [...]

Regatta Players return with a season of popular show tunes

June 30th, 2014

Gathered at a rehearsal for “Broadway Classics” are members who have participated in multiple Regatta Players productions: (back, l to r) Barbara Andreano, Bonnie L. Narcisi, Sandra Weed, Doug Buell, (front, l to r) Katie Monopoli, Laura Gulli and Dan Monopoli.

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Shrewsbury – After a year hiatus, the Regatta Players are returning with a summer season of two shows at the Flanagan Theater in Southgate at Shrewsbury. A cabaret and gala entitled “Broadway Classics” will be presented Friday, July 18, at 8 p.m., preceded by a silent auction at 6:45 p.m. Three weeks later, the theater group will stage the musical “Godspell.”

Maureen Sullivan, 76, of Shrewsbury

June 30th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Maureen Sullivan died early Thursday morning, June 26, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. She was at home, surrounded by loving family and friends. Maureen is survived by her beloved husband, Brian Sullivan; her devoted daughter, Amy Sullivan; and her loving sister, Roberta Riordan of Milord, Conn. The daughter of Robert and [...]

Selectmen discuss new unfunded mandate for carbon monoxide detection systems

June 29th, 2014

Shrewsbury – At the beginning of the regularly scheduled June 24 meeting of the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen, Town Manager Daniel J. Morgado took the time to comment upon the difficulty in paying for what seems like an endless stream of unfunded mandates imposed upon Massachusetts towns and cities by both the state legislature and the federal government.

McGovern to speak at Shrewsbury Senior Center

June 27th, 2014

Rep. James P. McGovern

U.S. Representative James McGovern will be the guest speaker at the Shrewsbury Senior Center Monday, June 30, from 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Kindergarten students retell stories on the Red Carpet

June 26th, 2014

The Beal Early Childhood Center’s kindergarten class at the photo booth with their awards.

Shrewsbury – Cameras clicked away as Katie Knott’s kindergarten class posed in their fanciest clothes on the Retelling Red Carpet at Beal Early Childhood Center in Shrewsbury June 12.

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